Either Today Is the Last Full Day of the Republic or . . .


2016-11-07 – Tomorrow is Election Day. If you haven’t voted already, go vote. It could be your last chance ever.

Or not.

No doubt this is an important election. The difference between the two candidates is greater than in any election I’ve seen. The election of one candidate could mean drastic changes in our nation—though it’s unlikely that elections would end. The election of the other candidate would mean more of what we’ve had: a raucous republic with ups and downs, generally trending upward. Like life. (The other would be like “reality” as in “reality TV.”)

My prediction is that the nation will decide to stay the course rather than take the orange drug and see what happens. My prediction is that it won’t be close.

I’m not going to analyze polls to support my position. The purpose of media polls is to generate interest, not predict. And, you know, if you have polls on both sides of an election, when it’s all over, you have something you can point to and say “I told you so.”

Last week I told you that I couldn’t see how the orange candidate could win when every demographic except white men without college degrees are either evenly split or heavily favoring Hillary.

Today, I’m going to tell you something else: The reason that Hillary is going to win is that she is the better candidate and we are better people than we are normally given credit for.

This does not mean, of course, that there won’t be a lot of votes against her. And we will see the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, but finally acceptance. Some may not get through all five.

For the winners, it will be time to be generous. That will be a tough one for many.

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